The March, 2010 Shambhala Sun has an article about Mindfulness & Law
Meditation and mindfulness practices can help lawyers deal better with stress, develop self-awareness and understanding of others, improve concentration and creativity, and perform better as attorneys and/or mediators. It is a pretty bold statement but it has been supported by the experiences of many lawyers and is the subject of research.
The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, the Bar Association of San Francisco, and Spirit Rock Meditation Center present
Effective Lawyering: The Meditative Perspective
A Meditation Retreat for Law Professionals and Students
April 2-5, 2009
(Thursday afternoon through Sunday midday)
With James Baraz, Norman Fischer, Charlie Halpern, Edith Politis, and Judi Cohen
at Spirit Rock Meditation Center; Woodacre, California
MCLE Credits: 5 hours
Attention is paramount in the law - attention to details; to legal, ethical and moral principles; and to the hearts and minds of clients, colleagues, judges and juries. A contemplative practice (like mindfulness meditation) helps lawyers cultivate a greater ability to “pay attention.” Meditation can also help lawyers deal better with stress, develop self-awareness and understanding of others, improve concentration and creativity, and perform better as attorneys and mediators.